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Verizon workers face down corporate greed

Verizon Communications, which raked in $19.5 billion in profits, is demanding drastic givebacks from its 45,000 unionized workers on the East Coast.

Indonesian domestic worker is beheaded in Saudi Arabia

Jakarta stopped workers from traveling to Saudi Arabia after the beheading there of a 54-year-old Indonesian migrant worker June 17.

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World’s domestic workers win historic victory

The new rules, which must be ratified by at least two countries to come into effect, calls for national governments to ensure that discrimination is ended and that child and forced labor be abolished outright.

50,000 Canadian postal workers locked out

The company cited $100 million in losses the strike has caused and the union's refusal to cooperate in dealing with declining mail volumes.

In South Korea, strike leaders land in court

180 Vietnamese migrant workers building a wharf in Inchon, South Korea, launched one brief strike in July, 2010, and another last January.

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Iranians release bus drivers union leader

The leader of the independent bus drivers union in Tehran, Iran, was released on bond from Iranian prisons.

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World's unions call for ending attack on Bahrain labor

Those in the ruling circles intend to complete the transformation of the country into a totalitarian state.

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World Notes: Belgium, Canada and more

World Youth Festival concludes, EU attacks poverty, African migrant workers are barred, Washington is down on dissidents, a Union takes down Wal-Mart, Statistics show social gains.

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General strike in Portugal protests austerity measures

A massive one-day general strike paralyzed Portugal November 24 led by major labor federations united to denounce austerity measures being imposed by the country's Socialist Party Prime Minister, Jose Socrates.

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S. Africa gov’t urged to talk with unions

South Africa's communists called on the government and unions to "sit down and engage frankly" in order to resolve a three-week public sector strike.

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